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Typography under Ceaușescu

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaușescu is a 2010 documentary by Andrei Ujică. It’s about Nicolae Ceaușescu but uses nothing but archival footage to tell its story.

And, every couple of minutes, there’s one amazing piece of public typography (signage, banners, parade floats) after another. I put together a Flickr set of screenshots.

I'm talking about Hunyad / Hunedoara Castle in Hundedoara, Romania. Information about the castle: in English; in German (more detailed).

Please visit this page for other photos of the place.

We're looking for appropriate typefaces to be used for display purposes in a branding project. "Appropriate" could mean inspired from that era / matches certain motifs from the buildings / etc.

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